Who are the Nerd Girls?

Despite efforts to attract women to engineering and science careers, these technical fields still remain elusive and do not appeal to young girls. While workshops and dedicated outreach efforts in K-12 continue to target this invisible barrier by introducing young girls to the workplace and to special math and science projects, the negative perception of women engineers and scientists is compounded by the "egghead" stereotype associated with engineering and science in general. Engineers and scientists are typically known as "geeks" or "nerds" and are considered lacking in social skills and non-technical interests.

The Nerd Girls are a group of women who strive to boost confidence and self-esteem by breaking down the stigmas that intimidate women from engineering. They are dedicated to bringing creativity to design and create things that benefit humanity.

For more information on the current team, click here.

To watch a video introduction to Nerd Girls click here.

Breaking the stigmas and stereotypes of women in engineering

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